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on, getting aid to victims of superstorm sandy. by a 61-33 vote the chamber passed a measure offering $60 billion in help. it heads to the house which must approve the bill by thursday or else the process to consider the money has to start all over again. at least 113 people were killed when superstorm sandy hit in late october. the governors of new york and new jersey, the hardest hit states, have estimated damages at more than $78 billion. >>> and turning to weather. even though winter is just over a week old, millions of americans probably can't wait for spring to arrive. me, as well, yes. scenes like this in maine are playing out all across the country as snow is now on the ground in almost 65% of the lower 48 states. at least everybody's enjoying it together. look at this video from arkansas where -- in little rock, they posted a record-breaking nine inches on christmas day. and for some of you, yay, not over yet. let's bring in meteorologist bonnie schneider for a look at what is on top for today. is there an end in sight for -- >> no. no. we've got more snow, more wind and rain
for areas hit by superstorm sandy. the bill heads to the house where the prospect for passing are no sure thing. moll y what's the holdup? the price tag. some house republicans say it's too steep and not offset by spending cuts. one south carolina republican congressman says he and others want to help the people hurt by sandy but lawmakers need to figure out where the money's going to come from. >> it's not paid for. i know that's a difficult conversation to have but it's a necessary conversation. if we can't come together and figure out a way to stop spending someplace else to pay for this, do we ever hope to balance or budget? >> the governors of new york, new jersey and connecticut are pressing for their states to get the money question. writing the question to every member of the house is if this storm devastated your incidentcy, would you say the house has done enough? we urge your support for this aid. the house is not schedule today vote on this legislation. >> the people are suffering, so what's likely to happen now, molly? >> it's always possible the sandy bill could be attached
to superstorm sandy and rising concern about the "fiscal cliff." 7 percent this holiday season compared with a 2 percent increase last year. >> making interstate phone calls could soon get cheaper. for prison inmates. prison calling systems are different than normal pay phones. a typical 15-minute conversation currently costs an average of 16- dollars. that's largely due to fees that call providers are allowed to charge prisoners in some states. in new york, where fees are banned, rates can go as low as 5-cents a minute. but in places like colorado, inmates get charged almost 90 cents a minute. the f-c-c is planning to reducing rates nation-wide. >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend. new laws are going in effect starting january 1st. we'll explain what some of those new laws are. >> our roof camera. let's check in with janu who >> good morning. we are looking at showers over the san jose. pretty cloudy. bay-area wide. left over sprinkles and there is a high surf and advisory. and tomorrow, it is going to be a chilly start. for next week, we are going to be dealing with showers on/off. still some
the super sto sup superstorm sandy. nicholas mcdonald and george pennington, thank you for coming in to see us. you guys are members of two bands, but you go to the same high school, right? >> yes. >> you live in tampa, florida, more than 1,100 miles away from the destruction here. what is it about what you saw on television and those images that made you want to help? >> mainly it was being from florida, we know all the issues that could happen with hurricanes. after seeing people losing their homes, i know how they feel about having all that heavy rain, all the storms going on. it's scary stuff. we were always the ones who get targeted. we wanted to help out this time. >> so what did you do? you talked to each other? you decided let's put on a concert, george? >> we knew something had to be done. so we worked together, came up with a plan, how to get it started. worked with the head master at our school to put up something, put up flyers around the school. talked to our friends. >> what was the reaction you got? >> it went really well. we got a lot of people coming out. everyone was so wi
superstorm sandy. neighborhoods along the northeast swept away, millions without power and damages as high as $50 billion, raising lots of questions about u.s. infrastructure and whether we should be spending some money to fix it. >> number five, china. is china slowing or is china leading the world? we do know that china will be the biggest economy in the world by 2020, for sure by 2030. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> china also getting more than a few mentions during the presidential campaign, probably because it's pretty clear that china is both a competitor and a partner. >> number four, europe. the european union was fractured by too much debt and the austerity plans to fix it. that saga is far from over. number three, the housing market. finally, finally bottomed out. the combination of low home prices and continued record low mortgage rates set off a building and buying spree. well-healed investors began buying entire neighborhoods, but first-time buyers were also able to get a home of their own for the first time in years. as long as they had a hefty down paym
extra funding for superstorm sandy. they deal with working on the wireless surveillance from the bush era, reauthorizing that. the senate floor is active with a the lot of other things they have to get done. the house will come back on sunday and be in session on sunday. they were told to be prepared to go through january 2nd when their term ends. there are a lot of members who aren't coming back in january. there will be that transition. when you walk around here, mike, you have boxes in hallways, office chairs in the hallway. people are moving, so there are members who don't have an office anymore but here to vote to wait on whatever might happen. it's a time of transition. we were looking back. for a lame duck to be back between christmas and new year's, it hasn't happened since nixon was in office. sometimes they come back when it's not an end of term year, but that's a long time. it gives you an idea how unusual it is to spend the holidays right here at capitol hill. >> kelly o'donnell, thanks as always. we appreciate it. >> you bet. >> it's the chairs in the hallway of the depar
there has not just been due to superstorm sandy. perhaps the biggest surprise, jc penney undergoing a positive turn, even as we speak, despite jack pin neigh appearing ton a do-or-die list for 2013, "the wall street journal." a big year ahead for ceo ron johnson, leads us to craig johnson's list of disappointments, ron johnson's old employer, apple, outside the apple store in the grove yesterday in l.a., yes, you heard me, he dissed apple. well, kind of. a little. >> apple's been -- has had a tremendous success story for any number of years now, but we think in terms of traffic and what we see at the stores, things have peaked out a little bit. so, they will still have a good season, still be up strong double digits but wouldn't be the outsized growth we have seen for any number of years now. >> all right. johnson also says sacks has struggled a bit, though he says the shoe department has been fine. overall holiday growth sales blow ducks is still 2.8% but he says to meet that sales this week today, tomorrow and the weekend have to hit it out of the park, otherwise, he says close to
of a superstorm. a devastating hurricane that collided with a powerful cold system from canada. that slammed the northeast. sandy made landfall in south jersey in late october flooding beach communities, subpurgeing highways, and washing iconic board walks into the ocean. new york city's downtown skyline fell dark. in breezy point, queens, homes went up in flames. areas along long island, staten island filled with debris. sandy claimed at least 100 lives and changed the landscape of the jersey shore. just a week later, another blow when the area was blanketed by snow, sleet, and rain from the nor'easter. according to fema, vicious heat waves, wildfires, hurricanes, and severe storms will cost this year alone more than $100 billion in repair costs. in new york, fox news. >> we had a white christmas, some of us did and now a white new year's? >> it went from being unusually mild to below normal temperatures and we end up with this stuff. where it's cold enough, it's snow and where it's not, it's rain. and 38 in town. gaithersburg, down to 32 and dulles is 36. it will be cold enough tomorrow mo
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